07
Apr
09

Day 183 – St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia

This Is St. Margaret’s Bay

With winds whipping upwards of 65 kms per hour overnight and into the early afternoon on St Margaret’s Bay, fishing boats were safely tied to their wharfs.

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This boat sank in last week’s storm.

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Freshly painted Lobster floaters hang inside in a heated fish shed, owned by Ray, a local fisherman.

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Ray has been fishing in the St. Margaret’s Bay area for 30 years.

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Ray’s fishing shack was built in 1979 with recycled wood from local buildings; the hardwood floor is from a church.

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The roads were very quiet today on highway 3, with major winds and rain forecasted.

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This Is Hubbards

Leaving the Hubbards post office with a fist full of bills.

hubbards-leaving-post-officeThe Postal Girls at the Hubbards post office

hubbard-post-office Hubbards Post Office Details

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Random Photographs

A Boat on the East River

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Wood drenched from rain and sap come back to life in their vivid orange light show.

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Fresh water from the East River flows into the Atlantic Ocean.

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A man walks along highway 3 near East River Point.

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This Is Graves Island

I went to Graves Island, thinking there would be an island of old sun bleached tombstones from two hundred years ago. As it turns out, “Graves” was the name of someone in the area and there were no graves at all on the island.

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Monuments From The Area

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This Is Chester, Nova Scotia

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Chester Harbor

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You can own your own Island in Chester.

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Dawn and Smokey in Chester

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I met the Redden family down at the Chester wharf.

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World War Two Monument in Chester

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Reporting From The Canadian Landscape

After a week of eating cans of soup, we decided to cook up a salmon dinner on the back of the van. We have a kitchen on board, but some days when we have time, Tim likes to cook outside in the elements.

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1 Response to “Day 183 – St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia”


  1. 1 Shauna
    April 10, 2009 at 6:04 am

    Hello!! I am sitting in my house in Ottawa looking over all of your pictures in awe, specifically from my native home of Hubbards on the South Shore of Nova Scotia . I have to tell you that I am amazed at how authentically you have captured the area and people, especially that troublemaker at the post office the one one the left, (my mother, lol 🙂 Thank you for sharing your pictures, & experiences


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